Saludos! I'm going to Thailand. At the airport in Bangkok I may need to prove that I've been vaccinated against Yellow Fever. I haven't. Where can I get this vaccination in Hanoi?
Thank you everyone!
A lot of people reading this have been to Thailand and they are all scratching their heads.
Nobody has ever asked me for shot records to get into any country except Australia. And that was for long term immigration residency.
Anyway, if you'd like any shot of your choice, check out "medical services" under "top spots above". Opinions, addresses phone numbers websites email addresses...
You might need shots after you leave though...
The IHRs (The International Health Regulations (IHR) published by the World Health Organization (WHO)) allow countries to require proof of yellow fever vaccination as a condition of entry for travelers arriving from certain countries, even if only in transit, to prevent importation and indigenous transmission of YFV. Some countries require evidence of vaccination from all entering travelers, which includes direct travel from the United States. Travelers who arrive in a country with a yellow fever vaccination entry requirement without proof of yellow fever vaccination may be quarantined for up to 6 days, refused entry, or vaccinated on site. A traveler who has a specific contraindication to yellow fever vaccine and who cannot avoid travel to a country requiring vaccination should request a waiver from a physician before embarking on travel (see the Medical Waivers section).
Yellow fever vaccinations can only be given by WHO approved tropical medicine clinics. We did this in France recently. In the whole of France there are just eight such clinics and France are the class of the world in this stuff. I wouldn't be confident of any clinics of this nature in Vietnam. SOS may be able to help, but they'd probably charge you $100 just to ask the question...
A little bit of digging indicates that there is a doctor at Family Medical, based in HCMC, who administers Yellow Fever vaccinations:
Dr.Rafi Kot, Internal Medicine
Qualifications: M.D. Soroka Medical Center School of
Medicine, Israel, 1985
Languages: English, German, Polish, Vietnamese, Hebrew
Might be worth giving Family Medical Hanoi a call to see if he visits Hanoi at all.
I'm sure you only need proof of the vaccine if you are coming directly from South America. Coming from Hanoi there is no need, I have been to Thailand more than 5 times and have never been asked.
For anyone that needs the shot though, I got one in June at the approved office in Hanoi because I was going to South America (it's cheaper than getting in the US). The office is on the corner of Son Tay and Ong Ich Khiem. Don't bother going anywhere else, it's the only place in Hanoi that can give it.
As mentioned in most of the previous posts, proof of immunization is not required unless the traveler is coming from an area where the disease may be prevalent. Since he is here already, he is presumably in the clear.
But therein lies the rub.
How long before entry into Thailand was the traveler in a risk area such as South America?
Took a look see on some of the travel sites and there is no agreement on duration.
Saw 6 days, 10 days and 6 months.
Also, as mentioned previously, check with the Thai consulate.
@ OP: Let us know what you find out.
Like most folks who posted, I've never had an issue with immunization in Thailand but, never arrived from South America or other listed YF areas.
4-Jun-2019 Just received an email to say:
Preventive health service center 131 Lò Đúc Street, Hà Nội have got vaccine stamaril prevention Yellow fever https://www.facebook.com/ytdp131loduc
(That is after a gap of four months during which time none was available anywhere in Vietnam)